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Rt Low beam headlight intermittent (archive)

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Posted by John Brandl on December 12, 2000 at 20:14:39:

My right low beam would work on warm days and would not on cold days. Took out the LKM Module and opened it and found a cold solder joint on the relay number 1. There are three relays in there. Could they be low beam,high beam and fog light?
Anyway the one relay had solder missing, like a chunk had fallen off. I took my handy soldering iron and cleaned the area with a solder remover and re-soldered it and hey it now works all the time.
I do not know what a LKM Module would cost but I sure feel better about this, because it cost me nothing to fix.

Be very carefull opening the module, there are two circuit boards in there and they are connected by some very brittle, dry wiring connectors.

John Brandl 89 535i 5-speed 100K miles
BMWCCA



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